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Old 03-04-2011, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! I've decided to build my first computer and was wondering if these parts are 100% compatible and if they are good enough. I have around a $1500 budget. My parts are:
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower
Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W PSU
Asus P6X56D-E
Intel Core i7-940 Bloomfield
G.SKIL Ripjaw Series 8GB DDR3 Ram
XFX HD Radeon 6950 2GB GPU
HITACHI DESKSTAR 1TB HDD
ASUS DRW-24B1S Burner
LG W2040 20" Moniter
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Welcome to the forum.... can you link the ram and mobo?

I hink you've miss typed the mobo, and x58 chipsets are usually tripled channel ram, so in groups of 3... So 8 gigs won't be as fast.

Btw for 1500 you should look at the 1155 sandy bridge chips.. it'll smoke an x58 chip all day long.
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Default Re: Are my parts compatible?

problem with SB at the moment is good mobo's are hard to come by, which of course is only a problem if you're jonesing for a build right now. If you waited a month or so maybe less, they'll be coming out with the p67 rev2 boards, and the z67 boards (performance series i believe) are scheduled to be out too.

if you don't really feel like waiting those parts are compatible and you shouldn't have a problem with anything!

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Asus has their new P8P67 version 2 coming. I got an email from them yesterday saying they were starting to ship RMA replacement boards. Right now my RMA is being processed.
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